Portal to Collective Consciousness: Works by Athlone ClarkeFeb 01, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022

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Feb 01, 2022 - Mar 05, 2022

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Morgan County, AL

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Athlone Clarke was born in Jamaica in 1956 and in 1985 immigrated to the United States where almost everything that had been familiar to him had been replaced by a new reality.  Athlone says one thing that has remained constant since childhood, was his desire to create.

“… every object I see, or touch, or include in my work was built on the foundation of that which went before it, which is African ingenuity passed down through generations.  I relate to this feeling of reverence whenever I touch or incorporate ancient African objects into my work.  Instead of being overlooked, lost, or discarded in our ‘throw away’ society, I feel like I can give certain objects a new life and a chance to tell their own creative story.”

When asked what the greatest lesson he has taken away from all his years as a mixed media artist.  Athlone Clarke’s answer is simple, “Art saves lives”.